The Norton Art Museum holds a cure for the case of dragging Thursdays. Every Thursday from 5-9 p.m., the museum offers Art After Dark – an evening of music, film, dance and culture in addition to its regular exhibits and collections. As one of the Norton’s most popular programs, the event delivers just the right dose of fun to carry you into the weekend.

In its most recent session on Oct. 3, the Thursday slump was blasted away by two live musical performances. Blues act the JL Fulks Band and acoustic roots-rock band SOSOS (pictured above) delivered tunes for the evening, while various tours wove through the museum. Ideal for the visually inclined, the tours discussed topics from Picasso to landscape paintings.

Art enthusiasts were also welcome to peruse any of the Norton’s six current exhibitions, including the impressive LEGO architecture display, “Block by Block.” For any guests bored by skyscraper renditions, the Norton offered a film showing of “Admission” at 6 p.m. Featuring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd, the comedy follows a Princeton admissions officer (Fey) as she becomes involved in an unlikely romance.

The verdict: For a laidback weeknight out, the Norton’s got you covered. With half-price admission tickets, a sampling of refreshments and a host of entertainment options, Art After Dark takes the burden off the most melancholic weekday.

This coming Thursday, Oct. 10, the Norton’s Art After Dark activities include live indie rock music from Raggy Monster and Greg Hansen, a chef demonstration and a gallery tour of “Architecture in Detail.” The Norton Museum of Art is at 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. For information, call 561/ 832-5196 or visit